Jonathan Sacks – The Therapeutic Joy of Purim

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There is a unique law in the approach to Purim. Mishe-nichnas Adar marbim be-simcha: “From the beginning of Adar, we increase in joy.” It is stated in the Talmud (Taanit 29a), and is based on the passage in the Megillah (Esther 9: 21-22) in which Mordecai sends a letter throughout the land instructing Jews to observe the fourteenth day of the month of Adar and the fifteenth day, every year – the days on which the Jews obtained rest from their enemies and the month which for them was turned from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday.”

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Black Ministers Welcome Netanyahu to Congress

Black Ministers Welcome Netanyahu to Congress

Black leader Star Parker said members of the Congressional Black Caucus should be “ashamed” by their boycott of PM Netanyahu’s speech. Photo: UrbanCure.org. Leading Black Activist, Ministers Say ‘Congressional Black Caucus Should be Absolutely Ashamed’ for Boycott of Netanyahu Speech.

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Israel Seen – Eretz Israel Museum Tel Aviv Glass Exhibit 2015

Israel Seen

The exhibition will display the works of 62 selected local artists from the last four years. This is the third time that the Eretz Israel Museum is holding such an exhibition (in 2007, and in 2011) in an effort to survey the local glass scene and draw an updated picture of the contemporary artistics expression in glass.

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Richard Kemp – Trying to Avert War

Richard Kemp . Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of U.S. Congress on May 24, 2011. (Image source: PBS video screenshot)

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of U.S. Congress on May 24, 2011. (Image source: PBS video screenshot)

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This Weeks Sanity Report from Israel – March 1 ,2015

 This Weeks Sanity Report from Israel

Kurdish, Yazidi and Christian refugees in northern Iraq, escaping Islamic State rule, have been receiving help from Israeli aid organization IsraAid, which will soon begin providing a schooling framework for the children.. A refugee camp in northern Iraq [Archive]
Photo credit: AP

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Dan Goldschmidt – The Colossal Myth of Apartheid in Israel

The Colossal Myth  of Apartheid in Israel

A personal experience of a new immigrant

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Israel Seen End of Week Review

Israel Seen End of Week Review

A Palestinian girl attends a rally organized by the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza City. (photo credit:REUTERS)

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Dr Dan Schueftan – Director of National Security Studies Cent Univ. of Haifa

Dr Dan Schueftan

A must to See. Both  Funny and  Serious Analysis of Israel’s present State. Whether you agree with his analysis or not he presents the finest and clearest understanding of the Israeli situation that I have heard in a long time. Refreshing!

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Guy Bechor – America and Israel: A love story

 America and Israel. Gallup poll shows 70% of Americans view Israel favorably (Photo: AP)

This photo was taken about 15 years ago of the Ornstein Family at a pro-Israel rally in Wash. D.C. . Gallup poll shows 70% of Americans view Israel favorably (Photo: AP)

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Israel’s Increasingly Vocal Christian Community

Israel's Increasingly Vocal Christian Community

On August 5, 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second from right) meets with Greek Orthodox priest Father Gabriel Nadaf (second from left) in Jerusalem. Pictured on the far right is Shadi Khalloul, who is now a candidate for the Knesset with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party. Both Nadaf and Khalloul advocate for Christian enlistment in the Israel Defense Forces. Credit: Moshe Milner/GPO/Flash90.

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